The New Indian Express - Odisha - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:32 +0530 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:56:41 +0530 Odisha Summer Sweat for Commuters With Berhampur city reeling under unusually high temperature this summer, the bus commuters are facing a sweltering time in the absence of rest shed at bus bays. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:47 +0530 Project Lingers for over A Decade If BJD won the Rairakhol Assembly by-election in 2001, it was because Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik promised during his campaign to solve the water problem. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:47 +0530 Four Held for Attack on BJD Supporter Four Congress workers were arrested by police on Wednesday in the case pertaining to a clash between them and BJD activists on Sunday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:46 +0530 Coal-laden Trucks Seized, 4 Suspended Three coal-laden trucks coming from Lakhanpur open cast mine of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) were seized for not having valid registration papers. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:46 +0530 Minting Money out of Misery Summer is a boom time for some unscrupulous persons and members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the slums of Rourkela city. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:46 +0530 Not Enough Officials to Man Satkosia Tiger Reserve At a time when animals in Satkosia face poaching threat, there are not enough officials in the Satkosia wildlife division to protect them. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:43 +0530 AAP Echoes Cong Demand on Ghasipura After Opposition Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday demanded repolling in Ghasipura Assembly segment in Keonjhar district. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:42 +0530 Optimistic BJP to Dissect Poll Show Optimistic of putting up a better show this time, the BJP has convened a meeting of its functionaries to take stock of the recently concluded two-phase elections to the Assembly and Lok Sabha in the State. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:42 +0530 BJP District Chief Held President of district unit of BJP Duryodhan Sahoo and another party worker Gatikrushna Barik of Kendrapara town were arrested on Wednesday on charges of attacking Marsaghai Block Development Officer (BDO). Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:42 +0530 A Red Signal for Traffic Managers of Twin City Cops at wit’s end as vehicles get stranded on NH for two hours under noon Sun Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:39 +0530 Quality Circle Meet Starts The 19th All Odisha Quality Circle Convention got underway at Nalco Nagar here on Wednesday with 34 teams comprising 29 Quality Circles and five TPMs from 22 corporates taking part in it. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:38 +0530 Train Schedule to be Changed Construction of a sub-way along the Koraput-Jagdalpur section of Kottavalasa-Kirandul line has prompted the East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cut short the journey of Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express on Thursday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:38 +0530 BJP Demands Action against BDO Condemning the arrest of 12 party workers, the BJP on Wednesday demanded their immediate release and action against controversial Marshaghai BDO S K Pati, who has been transferred to Narsingpur block. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:38 +0530 State Gets HC Nod for Iron Ore Sale In a significant judgment, the Orissa High Court has upheld the State Government’s decision mandating sale of 50 per cent of mined iron ore lumps and fines to State-based industries. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:38 +0530 Gruelling Heat in Odisha Odisha reeled under a heat wave as mercury shot past 42 degree Celsius across many districts affecting normal life on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:34 +0530 CEC Meet on Mining Today With the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) seeking details on illegal mining cases in the State, the State Government on Wednesday prepared its defence at a high level meeting here. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:34 +0530 NTCA Proposal for Linking State's 2 Tiger Reserves The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has proposed that jurisdiction of the Similipal landscape should be expanded to include parts of Keonjhar so as to improve the wildlife corridor connecting State’s two tiger reserves - Similipal and Satkosia. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:34 +0530 EDUSAT Programme Disrupted in 39 Schools The satellite-based tele-education EDUSAT programme, started with an aim for improving quality of instruction and capacity building of tribal students, has gone for a toss in some schools run by the SC and ST Development Department. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:34 +0530 Plans Afoot for Regional Stroke Care Units at District Level The Health Department is planning to establish Regional Stroke Care units at district level, a step that would give a huge boost to the healthcare service delivery system in the State. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:33 +0530 Identify AAY Beneficiaries: Govt The State Government on Tuesday directed all district collectors to identify beneficiaries from among the BPL families under Antyodaya Anna Yojana Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:30 +0530 RI Arrested Vigilance sleuths of Bhubaneswar Division arrested a revenue inspector for taking bribe of `800 from a person in Puri’s Nimapara tehsil on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:30 +0530 CEC Meet on Illegal Mining: State Ready With Defence With the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) seeking details on illegal mining cases in the State, the State Government on Wednesday prepared its defence at a high level meeting here. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:29 +0530 Akash Missile Fails to Destroy PTA Target Misfortune struck the Akash missile project once again during a user associate trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:29 +0530 VSS Yet to Get Funds for Forest Fire The non-release of  `12 lakh to fight forest fire to villagers by Dhenkanal Forest Division has sparked off strong resentment. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:29 +0530 Water Crisis Doubles up for Scarcity, Salinity Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge summarises the plight of people in Balasore. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:26 +0530 Come Summer, This Village Wears A Deserted Look Miliara, a nondescript tribal dominated village in Gumma block of Gajapati, wears a deserted look. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:25 +0530 Rourkela Sizzles at 43 C, Admn Ready for Crisis Intense heatwave along with unscheduled power-cuts continues to hit normal life in Rourkela city and many places across Sundargarh district. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:25 +0530 Teenager Allegedly Raped by Priest in Odisha The accused, identified as Rabindra Panda alias Rabinana (45), is absconding, the police said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:04:01 +0530 People Demanding Water Attacked, 6 Injured Agitating residents of Kanijuri under Sambalpur Municipal limits were attacked on Tuesday for demanding water. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:30 +0530 Rice Millers Yet to be Arrested Lack of any action against two millers accused of embezzling rice worth `1.5 crore has raised many eyebrows here. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:29 +0530 Swajaldhara Project in Limbo for Want of Power Swajaldhara Yojana that was launched by the Central Government in 2002 to open up reforms in the rural drinking water supply sector, has yielded little response in this part of the country. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:27 +0530 No Respite from Fluoride Yet Safe potable water is a luxury in Nuapada district where content of fluoride in water is very high. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:27 +0530 12 Persons Arrested for Attacking BDO Twelve persons were on Tuesday arrested for their alleged involvement in attacking the Marsaghai Block Development Officer Sushant Kumar Pati on Friday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:26 +0530 At Jajpur, Dead Came Alive to Exercise Franchise Large-scale irregularities, including existence of bogus voters in the electoral roll, have come to the fore in  Dharmasala Assembly constituency where Pranab Kumar Balabantray Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:26 +0530 Ila Patnaik, New Principal Economic Advisor Noted economist and RBI Chair Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) Ila Patnaik has been appointed as Principal Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance. The post was vacant since November 2013. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:26 +0530 Couple Killed in Mishap An elderly couple met with a tragic end on Tuesday afternoon after their scooter was hit by a speeding truck at Jagatpur. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:23 +0530 State Gives Consent to Revised Share of RIPS The State Government has given its consent to the Centre for contributing in the revised share of the escalated cost of the proposed Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences (RIPS) in the city. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:23 +0530 Unidentified Body Found The decomposed body of an unidentified person, lying unattended for the last couple of days near the boundary wall of Odisha Mining Corporation office at Gopabandhu Marg, was recovered by police on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:22 +0530 Forest Dept Finds Ally in Tribals to Fight Poachers Tribal villages around the core area of Similipal Tiger Reserve have come forward to join hands with the State Forest department in its fight against poaching and timber smuggling in the National park. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:22 +0530 Jena Warns Unruly Party Leaders President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Jaydev Jena on Tuesday warned his detractors within the party by announcing that action will be taken against some senior leaders who tried to sabotage the prospects of party candidates in the recently concluded elections. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:22 +0530 BJP Nominee Accuses Poll Officials of Bias Even as the Opposition launches its attack on the BJD over misuse of Government machinery and irregularities in conduct of polls, the BJP on Tuesday accused the poll officials of favouring the ruling party in Cuttack Sadar Assembly segment. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:22 +0530 Cuttack Admin Gears up to Contain Potato Price Rise With sky-rocketing potato prices beginning to hurt the common man and onion prices moving the same way, the Cuttack district administration on Tuesday issued a diktat on retail sale of the tuber at not more than `16 per kg. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:19 +0530 ID Cards for Sevayats The State Government on Tuesday decided to take a series of measures, including issuing identity cards to sevayats (servitors), to ward off suspicious elements from entering Jagannath temple at Puri. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:18 +0530 Mercury Crosses 40 at Several Places Normal life was thrown out of gear on Tuesday with mercury shooting up appreciably across the State. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:18 +0530 RCM Students Stage Demo, 18 Detained Students of Regional College of Management (RCM) staged a protest in front of the Governor House here on Tuesday afternoon over their long-pending demands. Eighteen of them were detained by police following the protest. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:18 +0530 Poor Show of State in MGNREGS Payment Even as migration poses a major problem for the State, the low demand for wage employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is a cause of concern for the State Government. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:15 +0530 State to Review Budget Promises The State Government has decided to review the implementation of its announcements made in 2013-14 budget. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:14 +0530 Discoms Asked to Provide Steady Power Supply to Strong Rooms The State Government on Tuesday directed the power distribution companies operating in the State to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 64 strong rooms where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been stored across the State. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:14 +0530 No Action Taken on Video Clippings on Rigging: Cong Alleging large-scale irregularities, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Tuesday demanded  countermanding of election to Ghasipura Assembly segment and repolling in the seat. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:14 +0530 Das, Hembram Take Oath in RS Senior BJD leaders and former ministers Kalpataru Das and Sarojini Hembram took oath as Rajya Sabha members in New Delhi on Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:14 +0530 TMC Flays Govt for Water Woes Criticising the State Government for its failure to ensure drinking water at several places in Odisha, convenor of the State unit of Trinamool Congress Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:13 +0530 Naveen Leaves for Delhi Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left on a nine-day tour of New Delhi on Tuesday. He will return on April 30. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:09 +0530 Priest Rapes Minor in Temple, Flees A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a priest on the premises of Madhukeswar temple at Chakroda village under Dharmasala police limits in the district.The accused Rabindra Panda alias Rabinana (45) of Chakroada village is absconding. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:09 +0530 Man Arrested for Duping Lady Cop A fraudster who has allegedly duped a lady police official was arrested and forwarded to the court on Monday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:08 +0530 5 More Affected by Diarrhoea Five more persons have been affected by diarrhoea in Sama village under Purushottampur block. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:08 +0530 Bilingual Film on Bhima Bhoi's Life A documentary film based on the life and philosophy of saint poet Bhima Bhoi is set to be released shortly at Khaliapali in Sonepur district and Bhubaneswar. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:39:04 +0530 Amid Terror Threat, Odisha Stands up to Secure Puri Temple Town The State Government decided to take a series of measures including issuing identity cards to sevayats (servitors) to ward off suspicious elements from entering Jagannath temple at Puri. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:17 +0530 Bhawanipatna's Search for Water Continues Bhawanipatna is under the grip of water crisis with many tubewells lying defunct and ambitious projects moving at a snail’s pace. The district administration, though, is yet to wake up from its slumber. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:09:43 +0530 Identity Proof Mandatory for Visitors to Hotels in Odisha Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:43:49 +0530 We Are Keeping A Strict Vigil on Puri Temple, Says DGP The police on Monday revealed that two operatives of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) had visited the City and Puri town in January this year though their motives were not clear. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:42 +0530 No Water Kiosk: Civic Body Plays Cool as Cuttack Reels under Heat Even as the Millennium City smoulders under late-April heat wave conditions, jala chatras or drinking water kiosks are missing from the needy thoroughfares, thanks to the absolute apathy of the civic administration. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:28 +0530 High Court Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Fine on NIST over Seat Blocking In a significant judgment, the Orissa High Court has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Berhampur for indulging in malpractice of seat blocking. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:04 +0530 HC Asks Odisha to Draw up Action Plan on Ravenshaw The Orissa High Court on Monday asked the Government to form a committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary for chalking out a time-bound action plan for infrastructure development as well as filling up vacant faculty positions in Ravenshaw University. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:43:32 +0530 Disturbing Run of Dhauli Peace Park Project Continues The Dhauli Peace Park project, planned to be a major tourist attraction for Buddhist pilgrims, is moving at a snail’s pace. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:42:48 +0530 NTCA Team in Odisha to Decide Tiger Conservation Plans A two-member team of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), headed by its chief Rajesh Gopal, arrived here on Monday to finalise the Tiger Conservation Plans (TCPs) of State’s two tiger reserves (TR) in Similipal and Satkosia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:42:24 +0530 4 BJP Leaders Suspended The BJP on Monday suspended four leaders from the primary membership of the party for anti-party activities. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:41:37 +0530 Attackers of Bahinipati Kin Protected: Congress Three Congress leaders, including former minister Narsingh Mishra, on Monday demanded that the culprits behind the attack on the relatives of party candidate from Jeypore Assembly segment, Tara Prasad Bahinipati, should be arrested immediately. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:40:32 +0530 Under IM Radar, Puri Temple Security Exposed The vulnerability of Jagannath Temple and Rath Yatra at Puri has once again come under scanner following the arrest of two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:39:58 +0530 BYJD Unit Chief Suspended Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday suspended Koraput district Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) president Dharmendra alias Kuni Adhikari from the party for anti-party activities. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:39:12 +0530 RFDs for All Departments in Odisha from This Year The State Government has decided to implement the result framework document (RFD) for all the departments from 2014-15 financial year. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:38:42 +0530 Congress Leaders to Seek Review of Election Campaign Gaffe The State Congress continues to be in a turmoil as a section of the party is planning to demand a review of the mismanagement during the recently concluded election campaign. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:37:48 +0530 All Collectors Directed to Check Rising Potato Prices The Odisha Government directed all the district Collectors to take urgent measures to check rising prices of potato. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:34:58 +0530 City Police Seeks Remand of 3 Accused The Commissionerate Police on Monday submitted a petition before a local court seeking five-day remand of three of the seven arrested on Saturday over an illegal arms deal. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:33:31 +0530 Repolling in Seven Booths on April 25 Repolling in seven polling booths of Niali and Telkoi will be held on April 25, State Chief Electoral Officer Mona Sharma said here on Monday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:32:54 +0530 Puri Seer Raises Concern over Jagannath Temple Security Provisions Shankaracharya of Puri Govardhan Peeth Swami Neeschalananda Saraswati on Monday said Puri being one of the four important ‘dhams’ of India, it is the responsibility of both Central and State Governments to ensure its safety. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:32:20 +0530 Prohibitory Orders Partially Lifted The local administration on Monday partially lifted prohibitory orders in the district. At Aul, Rajkanika and Mahakalapada though, the orders continue to be in force. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:31:53 +0530 BJD Leaders Agitate against Police Inaction Hundreds of BJD workers including women on Monday staged a demonstration in front of a local police station protesting lack of action against those who attacked a BJD worker on Sunday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:40 +0530 Two Convicted Additional District Judge of Phulbani RK Tosh on Monday convicted two persons for electrocution of a girl and the injury caused to her mother. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:29:32 +0530 MCL Fails Output Target for 3rd Year  For the third consecutive year, Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL), the country’s second highest coal producing company, Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:29:03 +0530 Errant Pipe Water Supply Leaves Balangir High and Dry With pipe water supply going completely haywire in Balangir, the residents here are facing one of the worst water crisis ever. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:28:25 +0530 For Women, Rivers and Ponds Only Solace Come summer and people in coastal areas of Balikuda and Ersama blocks of the district turn to rivers and ponds to meet their drinking water needs. While there is no potable water supply system, the water pumped out by  tube-wells is unusable due to high saline content. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:28:13 +0530 Sundargarh Witnesses a Welcome Change In what can be termed as a welcome change, women in both urban and rural areas of Sundargarh district have voted at par with their male counterparts in the just concluded General Election. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:27:18 +0530 OPM Workers to Stage Dharna The contractual workers of the closed Orient Paper Mills (OPM) at Brajrajnagar will stage a dharna in front of the mill office on May 1, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:26:35 +0530 Daspalla Gets Ready to Host Annual Lanka Podi Yatra Daspalla is all set to host the Lanka Podi Yatra on April 22, the last event of the 16-day festival when demon king Ravan is killed by Lord Ram. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:26:19 +0530 Bhitarkanika Park to be Closed for Crocodile Nesting A three-month ban from May 1 to July 31 has been imposed on entry of tourists and visitors to Bhitarkanika National Park due to the mating and nesting season of salt-water crocodiles. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:25:53 +0530 Barrier-free Market to Farmers in Odisha Soon The State Government has decided to implement Unified Market Platform (UMP) through the Rashtriya e-Market Services (ReMS) to develop a barrier-free market for the farmers. 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